Using "för" to mean "because"

To be honest, I don't think I've ever heard anyone use "eftersom," but I could be wrong. Is för in this sense more a colloquialism, or is it a dialect thing?

December 16, 2014


Yes, eftersom is the standard usage and för is more colloquial. There's also för att and därför att which can sometimes, but not always, be used in these contexts.

December 16, 2014

I hear eftersom from time to time, but as Arnauti says för or därför att is more colloquial.

December 17, 2014
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